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Okra
March 22, 2017, 09:54
So many choices out there - what's the consensus on the best .22 LR in each category?

Bolt Rifle

Semi Auto Rifle

Revolver

Semi Auto Pistol

W.E.G.
March 22, 2017, 09:59
CCI Mini-Mag 40 grain FTW

TenTea
March 22, 2017, 10:16
CCI Standard Velocity 40 grain FTW :)

Tuhlmann
March 22, 2017, 10:36
So many choices out there - what's the consensus on the best .22 LR in each category?

Bolt Rifle.........Savage Mk II FV-SR w/Boyd's Tacticool stock upgrade. Suppressed.

Semi Auto Rifle.......Ruger 10/22. Duh. S&W MP15-22 comes in a close 2nd though.

Revolver......Ruger Bisley Single Six

Semi Auto Pistol.......Ruger 22/45

And you forgot the best .22 rifles of them all, levers.......Marlin Golden 39A. Again, duh.

If you meant ammo, I agree with CCI Standard Velocity as the best all around .22 ammunition. If you have a gun that doesn't shoot it well, trade it off on a gun that will.

TenTea
March 22, 2017, 12:11
Maybe I misunderstood? :wink:



Bolt Rifle = Kimber 82G or Springfield M2

Semi Auto Rifle = Ruger 10/22

Revolver = S&W K22 Masterpiece (M17)

Semi Auto Pistol = S&W M41 or Colt ACE

Bawana jim
March 22, 2017, 14:07
Bolt Rifle=====Old mossberg...

Semi Auto Rifle==== Ruger 10 22 takedown.

Revolver ==== Colt Diamondback

Semi Auto Pistol===Hammerli 280

Randall
March 22, 2017, 16:11
Bolt Rifle - Romanian military trainer M1969
Semi Auto Rifle - Ruger 10/22
Revolver - Ruger Single Six (old model)
Semi Auto Pistol - Browning Buckmark

just my opinion, you're mileage may vary.

mribley
March 22, 2017, 16:44
Bolt Rifle - Model 52 Winchester
Semi Auto Rifle - Ruger 10/22
Revolver -S&W Model 10 .38 Spl.
Semi Auto Pistol -Colt Woodsman

aquaman
March 22, 2017, 17:26
Best? I can't answer that but some of my favorites:

Bolt: CZ 452 or Model 52
Semi: 10/22
Revolver: Ruger Single 6
Semi Auto Pistol: Like my Ruger Mark II Love my S&W 41

NFADLR
March 22, 2017, 18:11
Bolt Rifle - N/A never owned a 22lr bolt gun
Semi Auto Rifle - Ruger 10/22
Revolver - N/A never owned a 22lr revolver
Semi Auto Pistol - Ruger MKII stainless

Retired Bum
March 22, 2017, 19:44
Bolt action rifle: my Anschutz Model 1422 Classic

Auto rifle: my stainless Ruger 10/22 Sporter

Revolver: my S&W Model 17 K22 Masterpiece

Auto pistol: my S&W Model 41 5.5 inch heavy barrel target

Best performing ammo in all of them: RWS R50 Match

And so it goes.


The Retired One

LAFAL
March 23, 2017, 07:51
bolt- My Dad's Remington 512 scoremaster- it's mine now.
semi-auto-Ruger 10/22 suppressed
revolver- RG 15 single action POS- only pistol that's managed to shoot me
semi-auto- Browning buckmark

Pluribus
March 23, 2017, 21:03
OK, I'll do it.

:facepalm:

grumpy1
March 23, 2017, 23:27
So many choices out there - what's the consensus on the best .22 LR in each category?

Bolt Rifle. Winchester Model 52

Semi Auto Rifle. Ruger 10/22

Revolver S&W Model 17

Semi Auto Pistol. High Standard HD-Miltary



That's my opinion on the matter.

sharkey
March 24, 2017, 04:14
Ive got two oldies I like, Rifle is a Remington Nylon 66 built by CBC. Pistol is a Ruger Mark 2 with an early AWC suppressor.

fnogger
March 25, 2017, 13:41
Bolt Rifle - CZ 455. Lots of other good choices available, but I think this is the king of the current mass produced bolt guns available. Still has nice finish and good wood.

Semi Rifle - For straight out of the box, Ruger 10/22 LVT. For modding, basic 10/22 carbine. Nothing wrong with the Remington 597, Marlins, etc but the LVT is a Grown Up size rifle, and the availability of aftermarket stuff really gives it all to the Ruger offering(s).

Revolver - Ruger Single Six. With teh 22wmr cylinder please. In stainless. If DA is your thing, the S&W 617.

Semi Pistol - 22 version of your centerfire pistol. Be it a 1911-22 from GSG/SIG/Colt, a factory version like the CZ Kadet or Ruger SR22, a Chiappa clone, or conversion kit from AA, etc. Failing that, Ruger Mk II, III, or IV (5.5 heavy barrel) or Browning Buckmark.

You left out one thing - Special Purpose. So many choices though, depending on your purpose. Ruger Charger (see point about 10/22 accessories), TC Contender, the NAA Minis, etc. all shine at what they are designed to do/be.

NFADLR
March 25, 2017, 13:45
The 22LR conversion for HK G3/91.
See my ad in the marketplace.
Price lowered.


Bolt Rifle - CZ 455. Lots of other good choices available, but I think this is the king of the current mass produced bolt guns available. Still has nice finish and good wood.

Semi Rifle - For straight out of the box, Ruger 10/22 LVT. For modding, basic 10/22 carbine. Nothing wrong with the Remington 597, Marlins, etc but the LVT is a Grown Up size rifle, and the availability of aftermarket stuff really gives it all to the Ruger offering(s).

Revolver - Ruger Single Six. With teh 22wmr cylinder please. In stainless. If DA is your thing, the S&W 617.

Semi Pistol - 22 version of your centerfire pistol. Be it a 1911-22 from GSG/SIG/Colt, a factory version like the CZ Kadet or Ruger SR22, a Chiappa clone, or conversion kit from AA, etc. Failing that, Ruger Mk II, III, or IV (5.5 heavy barrel) or Browning Buckmark.

You left out one thing - Special Purpose. So many choices though, depending on your purpose. Ruger Charger (see point about 10/22 accessories), TC Contender, the NAA Minis, etc. all shine at what they are designed to do/be.

01BIRDDOG
March 25, 2017, 18:51
Bolt gun..........Remington Model 37 with Redfield peeps

Semi auto rifle.......Ruger 10/22 with a can

Revolver........S&W K-22

Semi auto pistol.......High Standard H-D Military

fnogger
March 25, 2017, 19:35
The 22LR conversion for HK G3/91.
See my ad in the marketplace.
Price lowered.

Yeah, if I had a HK .... :D

pistolero1911
March 25, 2017, 21:03
Bolt Rifle

Semi Auto Rifle

Revolver

Semi Auto Pistol


Ya missed a couple of categories, but here are my favorites


Bolt Rifle: Winchester Model 52

Semi Auto Rifle: Ruger 10/22

Lever Rifle: Marlin 39A - BEST OF ALL TIMES

Pump Rifle: Winchester Model 61

Revolver: S&W K-22 Masterpiece

Semi Auto Pistol: Ruger Mk II Govt. Model

John A
March 25, 2017, 21:07
bolt action: savage MK2. Not necessarily the FVSR, although I do have one and it's really good. Also have an old MK2 made before savage bought them that's really accurate.

semi auto: Ruger 10/22 or Marlin Model 60

ICU308
March 26, 2017, 08:29
Bolt Rifle Kimber of Oregon Super 22LR
Winchester 70 Varmint 308

Semi Auto Rifle Ruger 10/22
FAL /M1A

Revolver Colt Officers Model Match 22LR
Colt Python

Semi Auto Pistol Ruger MKII 22LR
Browning High Power

Personal favorites , "best" is a matter of conjecture ...:beer:

randy762ak
March 26, 2017, 16:04
Bolt gun --Winchester 52 Unertal and Remington 541S With Lupold [surprised No one has put that in here yet]

Auto--Yea---10-22

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Revolver ==S+W K-22


Auto Pistol== Colt Woodsman !!! Hi-Standard Sport King


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Ammo--What ever it shoots best ,,My 541 shoots 50Yd Bughole groups with Thunderbolt Promo Best !!

Abominog
March 26, 2017, 19:42
The SW41 will outshoot the Ruger all day long. It is a big piece though. I examined the victory and mark iv again yesterday and walked away. Once u have a 41 no need for either of the others.

medicmike
March 26, 2017, 21:21
Ruger Standard for a semi pistol and a Henry octagon bbl for rifle. Will handle anything I need to do with .22 rimfire.

tac-40
March 27, 2017, 21:38
Bolt gun if my BRNO Number 1, Scary accurate. My MAS 45 trainer for plinking and cheap practice for shooting the FAL's. Sights are the same.

Only semi I own is a S&W M&P 15-22. Shoots well enough for a plinker.

Pistol is my Buck Mark. Over 50K rounds through it and still shoots one hole groups. It was a range rental at my LGS before I bought it. Took a week to clean out all of the lead in the barrel.

Falfan2017
March 27, 2017, 23:15
Cz makes an awesome bolt 22.
Also Winchester model 65 pump action is a ton of fun.

MilsurpMonkey
March 28, 2017, 09:17
So many choices out there - what's the consensus on the best .22 LR in each category?

Bolt Rifle

Semi Auto Rifle

Revolver

Semi Auto Pistol


Marlin 25N

Ruger 10/22

Ruger Old Model Single Six

Ruger MkII Target

And the best .22 of all time, Ballard rifled Marlin 39A (pre golden)

VALMET
March 28, 2017, 13:18
Bolt gun- Winchester 67A (my first firearm)
Semi-auto- I won't own one as I've never had one that was reliable.
Revolver- 1968 mfg S&W 17-3 (my first handgun)
Semi-pistol- N/A, never owned one that was reliable
Pump- Rem 572 Fieldmaster

I've never had luck with semi-auto 22s. Owned two 10/22s and a Marlin M-60 as well as a Ruger Mk I pistol.

K. Funk
March 29, 2017, 08:09
Bolt Rifle - I have a Remington 582 that I got cheap that has been a workhouse for going on 20 years now. No complaints

Semi Rifle - 10/22 no comparison. Have several, can't say enough.

Revolver - I have a dual cylinder stainless Single Six that I am very happy with. K-22 for classic factor.

Semi-Auto - Ruger Mk II stainless Runs like a top and can hit soup cans at 25 yds all day long. I haven't tried a Mk IV yet, but one is on my list.

And 1 more category...

Full Auto - American 180. Runs like a chain saw at 1500 rds per minute!!


Honorable mention to Henry Silver Boy lever gun and Taurus 62 Pump gun...both make me smile.

krf

Hollis Wood
March 29, 2017, 18:05
Remington 552 Speedmaster.

Had one when I was a teenager, liked it well enough to buy one a couple of years ago.

Only had an Anschutz bolt rifle and a S&W autoloader. Hard to choose favorites from a limited field.

But I had a few different semi-auto rifles and the 552 I liked best.

abbynormal
March 29, 2017, 20:36
Bolt gun: Browning T-Bolt
Semi 22; Ruger Race Gun or equal custom
.22 Rev: S&W K22
.22 Auto Target Pistol: Browning Medalist / HS variations
.22 Auto Field Pistol: HS Field King & Walther PPK .22 LR
.22 SS Pistol TC Contender
.22 LR Conversion Pistol: Sig P229/.22 LR Conversion
Full Auto: Colt .22 conversion in M16

ALL FAL
March 30, 2017, 16:29
It would be Ruger MKI 6 7/8" semi-Bull.

Pistol is tough as can be and would shoot out to 100 yds Open sights 2-3" groups, (When I could see).

No need of a rifle.

sKott
April 03, 2017, 00:14
Bolt action: CZ 452 Ultra Lux
Semi Auto: Papa's old Remington Speedmaster Model 552
Lever action: Marlin 39A
Semi Auto Pistol: Ruger Mark I

brunop
April 10, 2017, 01:11
I have a Winchester 63 that I love.

jhend170
April 11, 2017, 16:00
"Favorite" very different from "best" for me. My fave is the first gun I ever owned, my ol' Marlin-Glenfield Model 60. It was the early model with the front sight that also served to mount the tube magazine. Dumb design, the set screw was always getting loose, and while a friend was carrying it on 10 acres my family owns it came off and was lost. It sat in the safe for a good 20 years in that condition. Recently tracked down all the parts and have since put it back together. Sure, it hasn't seen action in forever, but I save it from a fire before the 10/22. Sure, the 10/22 is superior in pretty much every way, and I love the double 25rd mags, but the emotion of the squirrels and rabbits and snakes and even GEESE that have been taken by that little marlin can't be replicated.

Wecsogery
April 11, 2017, 17:34
Bolt action: CZ does make a really nice one, and that would be my choice for a new one. Second (budget) choice, Savage.
My favorite older one though, is the Marlin 81 and its derivatives. The old Mossbergs are great, too. Maybe even better, but I actually have a model 81.

Lever: Marlin Mountie 39a. Second choice, Winchester 9422.

Autoloading rifle: those tiny little Brownings. Budget choice, Marlin 60.
I've had some 10/22s. They're ok and I like the aftermarket support, but they're not my favorites.

Revolver: OMSS. I also like S&W kit guns. I really like my ca. 1951 H&R 923, too.

Autopistol: High Standard. 2nd, Ruger Standard. 3rd, Ruger Mk II standard.

jwv3
April 15, 2017, 20:52
Favorites that I currently own.

Bolt Rifle. Savage 23A sporter

Semi Auto Rifle: 1969 Ruger 10/22 finger groove

Lever: 1965 Marlin 39A My absolute favorite over all.

GIshooter
April 18, 2017, 12:00
Current favorites

Bolt: CZ 452 trainer with Leopold scope & rings.
Semi-auto rifle: Accurized & scoped (old Redfield with parallex adjusted) Ruger 10/22 with a beautiful walnut stock.
Semi-auto pistol: One of my older Ruger MkII target models
lever-action: none
Revolver: None

madmax_fal
April 18, 2017, 19:46
Marlin 795. Cheap and ugly, but I have over 1000 rds thru it so far, cleaned it maybe twice, and no problems thus far. 5 MOA ish.

skeeterbay
April 19, 2017, 19:48
Three 22 rifles are all I need. My little take down Belgium Browning is a sweet heart. My Winchester 1890's are excellent hunting rifles if you can see the small sights. For scoped rifles and supressor use it's hard to beat a Ruger 10/22.

Handgun wise my High Standard HD Military is a great gun but my heavy barrel Ruger Mark II gets more use. I have a Ruger single six 22/22Mag but I haven't had it out in a long time.

BigBoy1
April 23, 2017, 08:55
My Favorite .22 LR firearms which I own are:

Bolt Rifle - Winchester Model 52A with 10x Unertel Scope (both rifle and scope from 1938)
Semi Auto Rifle - Selective Fire FAL with .22 LR Conversion Kit
Revolver - I don't own any .22 LR Revolvers
Semi Auto Pistol - S&W Model 41

Jolly Rodgers
May 02, 2017, 21:19
Bolt Rifle - Cricket

Semi Auto Rifle - M&P 15-22

Revolver - High Standard 9 shooter

Semi Auto Pistol - Baretta U22 Neos

Pump - Remington 572 Fieldmaster

Riversidesports
May 09, 2017, 13:03
Bolt: vintage Mossberg target models. Otherwise Anchuetz. Savage NRA sporters were real nice too.
Lever: Marlin 39
Pump: Remington 12A
Semi: Browning Take down, Remington 550...they run shorts, longs or long rifle mixed in the mag tube. ARMALITE AR7s...only old Armalite production. Gevarm open bolts, insanely reliable.

Handguns:

Revolvers: S&W 17s, etc. Colt Diamondbacks.

Semi: High Standard Supermatic Citations, HDMs. Colt Match Target Woodsman, ACE. German Walthers. Beretta, Llima. S&W 41s
older Rugers.

10/22s are Okay too but boring. By the time you invest enough to make them interesting you can have a Browning and maybe a couple others.

People are hung up on Winchester bolt .22s, yeah they ARE nice but getting into stupid money
Other superb ones were the Mauser bolt action .22s...they made wonderful target rifles even pre war and they are not much more than a new CZ if you shop awhile.
Remington made some fine bolt .22s as well
Mossbergs are really under rated. I grew up with one. Had Winchesters galore, the go to gun was the heavy barrel target Mossberg with a Leupold.
The Savage 1919 NRA sporters are just wonderful as well. Serious old school guns that put Winchesters to shame.

Winchester had serious shine in single shots like the 1885 low wall sporters
Remington had the #2 Rolling block single shot, wonderful field guns. Built one up for an ex GF with an Unertal scope. ended up with less than $400 in the project, just a ton of time.
Then there are Stevens pocket rifles. Stocked pistols that don't require NFA
The old Quakenbush Bicycle rifle.

Other cute ones were the various Italian .22LR military clones imported by EMF & later Mitchell.

Levers besides the Marlin there was the Winchester 94/22, the Ithica and the Browning. Remington even made a lever variant of the model 66 plastic fantastic. Most all of these are getting very spendy.
remember you paid more for a Marlin or Winchester .22 lever than you did for their centerfire big brothers. Browning same deal more or less.

For pumps the Remingtons Rock, Winchesters a close second then you have Stevens Visible Loaders. Remington was just a better design from the start.

another cutie are the early military pattern Reising .22s

If we are talking new guns it's a very small playing field indeed.